Mayday Parade Kick Off Nationwide Tour with We The Kings this Thursday


Mayday Parade is pleased to announce a nationwide co-headlining tour with We The Kings, kicking off February 2 in Louisville, Kentucky. This 4-week trek comes on the heels of a recent sold out headlining tour, and takes the band to both coasts. Downtown Fiction and Anarbor will support. Tickets are on sale now at MaydayParade.com.

The band is touring in support of their widely successful self-titled album (out now on ILG), which debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200, marking a career high chart position and sales numbers. The album also reached #5 on the iTunes Album Chart on release day. The achievement is significant, as it marks a 30% increase in sales from their last career high, 2009’s Anywhere But Here (Atlantic). Critics are in agreement, with Alternative Press awarding the album 3.5 out of 4 stars, while MTV’s Buzzworthy Blog praises their “more holistic approach to songwriting,” and Absolute Punk loves their “solid pop-rock with massive hooks.”

Mayday Parade unleashed two songs prior to the release. The hit-single, “Oh Well, Oh Well” was streamed by Alternative Press and MTV.com premiered “When You See My Friends” which they proclaimed “a swelling mid-tempo ballad set to bursting drums and heavy guitars.” Click here to listen: http://on.mtv.com/njl3CU.

Co-produced by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, Mayday Parade marks a return to their songwriting roots; the entire album was self-written in a collaborative effort by the five band mates. The 12-song collection transpired through careful introspection and it echoes the musicians’ maturation over the two years since their second album, Anywhere But Here. The band chose to pen each of the songs themselves, making the album perhaps their most personal to date, complete with relatable lyrics and their undeniable charm.

Mayday Parade is vocalist/piano Derek Sanders, bassist Jeremy Lezno, guitarists Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick.

MAYDAY PARADE TOURDATES:
with We The Kings, Downtown Fiction, and Anarbor

2/02/12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
2/03/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
2/04/12 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
2/06/12 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
2/07/12 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
2/08/12 – Des Moines, IA @ Peoples Court
2/09/12 – Marquette, MI @ Northern Michigan Univ. (No Openers)
2/10/12 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
2/11/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
2/13/12 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
2/14/12 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
2/15/12 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
2/16/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
2/17/12 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
2/18/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
2/19/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/21/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/22/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/23/12 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
2/25/12 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
2/27/12 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
2/28/12 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
2/29/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
3/02/12 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/03/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/06/12 – Richmond, VA @ The National
3/07/12 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
3/08/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
3/09/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

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